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Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello was born on June 20, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Daniel Louis Aiello Jr. He is an actor and producer, known for Léon: The Professional (1994), Do the Right Thing (1989) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). He has been married to Sandy Cohen since January 8, 1955. They have four children. See full bio »
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 2014 Henry & Me
Dr. Acosta (voice)
 2010/I Stiffs
Frank Tramontana
 2006 A Broken Sole
The Shoemaker
 2005 Brooklyn Lobster
Frank Giorgio
 2004 Zeyda and the Hitman
 2003 Mail Order Bride
Tony Santini
 2001 Off Key
 2000 Prince of Central Park
Noah Cairn
 2000 Dinner Rush
Louis Cropa
 2000 Mambo Café
 1998 Wilbur Falls
Phillip Devereaux
 1998 A Brooklyn State of Mind
Danny Parente
 1996 Mojave Moon
 1995 Two Much
 1993 Me and the Kid
 1993 The Cemetery Club
Ben Katz
 1992 Mistress
Carmine Rasso
 1992 Ruby
Jack Ruby
 1991 29th Street
Frank Pesce, Sr.
 1991 Once Around
Joe Bella
 1990 The Closer
Chester Grant
 1989 Shocktroop
John Cunningham
 1989 White Hot
Charlie Buick
 1989 The January Man
Captain Vincent Alcoa
 1988 The Third Solution
George Sherman
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Phil Harper
 1987 Man on Fire
 1987 Radio Days
 1985 Key Exchange
 1985 The Protector
Danny Garoni
 1985 The Stuff
 1984 Death Mask
Capt. Mike Grasso
 1984 Old Enough
Mr. Bruckner
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
 1980 Hide in Plain Sight
Sal Carvello
 1980 Defiance
 1978 Bloodbrothers
 1978 Fingers
 1977 Hooch
 1976 The Front
Danny LaGattuta
 1975 The Godmothers (uncredited)
 1973 Bang the Drum Slowly
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The first time I put on a dress and a wig and they took a Polaroid of me, I wanted to throw up. Except I saw a little bit of beauty in that I looked like my mother. See more »


A former bouncer at New York's comedy club, The Improvisation, he broke into the business when he started filling in there as an emcee. See more »


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